Nominations for our 4th annual Philanthropy Awards open on October 1!
Please take a moment to nominate someone who has made northeast Nebraska a great place to live by giving of their time, talents and treasures.
See the Philanthropy Awards page for details on how to nominate someone.
No time to wait – Nominations are due November 1!
Both the Baskets of Joy and Baskets of Love projects were completed in May! View the updates to see how our youth are giving back to the elderly.
If you missed the Youth Philanthropy Event on February 1, check out this article to learn more about a few exciting changes for this year. And remember, Youth Philanthropy projects that weren’t selected as winners still have a chance to receiving funding this Saturday, February 15 at Celebrate Giving!
The Norfolk Daily News recently featured a fabulous editorial piece about this year’s Philanthropy Award winners. We agree, Northeast Nebraska thrives because of charitable giving. We would not be the same place without the dedication and generosity of these individuals and businesses, and the many like them that have yet to be recognized.
Read the full article.
There were 26 terrific projects submitted to the Youth Philanthropy Contest this year. The judges had a tough time selecting only ten, but the winners were announced this past Saturday.
Remember that the projects that weren’t selected have a second chance at securing funding at Celebrate Giving! on February 15.
Check out the winners!
Project application and displays can be dropped off at the Lifelong Learning Center on the campus of Northeast Community College on Friday, January 31st from 6 – 8 p.m. or on Saturday, February 1st from 9 a.m. – noon.
When you drop off your projects, a committee member will check through all your paperwork and then escort you to a table where you can set up your project display for judging.
Winners will be announced at the Youth and Family Event at the Lifelong Learning Center on Saturday, February 1st from 4 -6 p.m.
There is now an online form for the Youth Philanthropy Contest!
Remember, the deadline to apply for the contest is noon on February 1st!
The Youth Philanthropy Contest is an exciting opportunity for youth and young adults to use their creativity, compassion, and love of their community to make a difference.
The Philanthropy Council wants youth from Kindergarten through age 25 to ask themselves this question: How can I make a difference in my community?
Applicants will submit their best ideas to change the world right here in their own backyards. Contest winners will receive $1,000 to implement their projects!
Find out more…
Mark your calendars now for the 3rd annual Celebrate Giving! event on February 15, 2014 at Divots Conference Center in Norfolk.
This unique event will honor the recipients of the 2014 Philanthropy Awards as well as celebrate the winners of the 2014 Youth Philanthropy Contest. We will bring the community together to highlight the power of giving and leaving a legacy.
Ticket information will be available in January 2014.
Sydney Owen didn’t let complications with her project keep her from giving back. Read more…